Vicon’s Biometric Access Control Kiosk

July 23, 2021
Includes advanced facial recognition technology as well as optional thermal temperature detection

Vicon’s new Biometric Kiosk takes access control a step beyond the rest, incorporating facial recognition authentication. This powerful biometric device integrates seamlessly with Vicon’s acclaimed VAX and other Wiegand-based access control systems. This highly accurate authentication delivers powerful protection for your security operation via dual authentication when used with a personal credential. This kiosk can be used as a standalone device or integrated into your current access control system, such as Vicon’s VAX.

The Biometric Kiosk has an internal face database to store images, and the database is self-contained and no different than having your photo on a work ID badge or proxy card.

When used with the optional Vicon Thermal Software (VTS), two or more kiosks can be connected and managed via the browser interface. The VTS also stores a centralized face database that can be pushed out to all other kiosks in your operation simultaneously. The database is self-contained and no different than having your photo on a work ID badge or proxy card. This makes it simple to quickly configure/update each device to recognize a new face and allow entry into a specific location throughout a facility.


The Biometric Kiosk reads one target at a time and is intended for low-traffic entrances such as employee checkpoints. The ideal mounting height for the kiosk is 4.5 feet high (1.4 meters). For accurate readings, it is recommended that individuals stand 2-3 feet (approximately up to 1 meter) in front of the kiosk. This device is powered via 12VDC power connector and can be used in a wide range of applications. This includes offi ces and multi-tenant buildings, schools and universities, hospitals and extended care facilities, airports and transportation depots, correctional facilities and retail establishments.

Advanced Facial Recognition Technology

Boasting a powerful recognition rate of only 0.2 seconds, the facial access control device provides highly accurate and rapid contactless identification via an AI algorithm. It quickly identifies known targets and can store up to 30,000 contacts and 60,000 snapshots for thorough and detailed investigations or manual identification. It offers a long measuring distance and a short response time, with an amazingly high face recognition rate in less than 0.2 seconds, even with faces wearing a mask.

What is truly exceptional about the kiosk is the precise anti-spoofing facial recognition technology. Anti-spoofing ensures that the stored credentials used to authenticate entry aren’t deceived. The camera intelligently depends on the liveness of the individual to validate entry. These checks help validate whether an individual is physically present or using a photo to spoof the system. All of this combined results in an effective facial recognition device that provides a high level of security and becomes an integral component of your larger security operation.

More Than Just Access Control

The Biometric Kiosk can deliver far more than just dual verification. It can also be leveraged to detect elevated temperatures or if a target is not wearing a mask. Engineered to help screen people for high temperatures, it provides contactless body temperature detection with forehead readings of approximately ±0.9° F / ±0.5° C accuracy and thermal response time of ≤100 milliseconds.

If an elevated temperature or no mask is detected, the kiosk can send customizable audio and visual messages to ensure the appropriate next steps are taken.

In addition to live image spoofing, it can detect the spoofing of masks, providing proactive detection. Customizable audio and visual messages tailor the response needed for your security operation. This budget-friendly solution helps organizations identify at-risk individuals before they interact with students, patients, customers and employees.

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